Natures Sunshine Products IncFind Ratings Reports
NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC's gross profit margin for the second quarter of its fiscal year 2016 is essentially unchanged when compared to the same period a year ago. The company managed to grow both sales and net income at a faster pace than the average competitor in its industry this quarter as compared to the same quarter a year ago. NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC has weak liquidity. Currently, the Quick Ratio is 0.84 which shows a lack of ability to cover short-term cash needs. The company's liquidity has decreased from the same period last year, indicating deteriorating cash flow.
At the same time, stockholders' equity ("net worth") has remained virtually unchanged only increasing by 4.28% from the same quarter last year. Overall, the key liquidity measurements indicate that the company is in a position in which financial difficulties could develop in the future.
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|Income Statement||Q2 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Net Sales ($mil)||89.37||81.25|
|Net Income ($mil)||2.57||2.56|
|Balance Sheet||Q2 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Cash & Equiv. ($mil)||43.23||48.0|
|Total Assets ($mil)||211.04||198.79|
|Total Debt ($mil)||3.92||0.0|
|Profitability||Q2 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Gross Profit Margin||75.55||75.49|
|Return on Assets||5.25||2.69|
|Return on Equity||7.54||10.02|
|Debt||Q2 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Share Data||Q2 FY16||Q2 FY15|
|Shares outstanding (mil)||18.75||18.78|
|Div / share||0.1||0.1|
|Book value / share||7.27||6.96|
|Institutional Own %||n/a||n/a|
|Avg Daily Volume||20677.0||20726.0|
BUY. The current P/E ratio indicates a discount compared to an average of 37.16 for the Personal Products industry and a premium compared to the S&P 500 average of 24.64. To use another comparison, its price-to-book ratio of 2.03 indicates a discount versus the S&P 500 average of 2.73 and a significant discount versus the industry average of 28.04. The price-to-sales ratio is well below both the S&P 500 average and the industry average, indicating a discount. Upon assessment of these and other key valuation criteria, NATURES SUNSHINE PRODS INC proves to trade at a discount to investment alternatives within the industry.
|NATR 28.46||Peers 37.16||NATR 20.42||Peers 21.40|
Discount. A lower P/E ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower growth expectations.
NATR is trading at a discount to its peers.
Average. The P/CF ratio, a stock’s price divided by the company's cash flow from operations, is useful for comparing companies with different capital requirements or financing structures.
NATR is trading at a valuation on par to its peers.
|NATR NA||Peers 22.06||NATR NA||Peers 1.14|
Neutral. A lower price-to-projected earnings ratio than its peers can signify a less expensive stock or lower future growth potential.
Ratio not available.
Neutral. The PEG ratio is the stock’s P/E divided by the consensus estimate of long-term earnings growth. Faster growth can justify higher price multiples.
Ratio not available.
|NATR 2.03||Peers 28.04||NATR -24.64||Peers -9.88|
Discount. A lower price-to-book ratio makes a stock more attractive to investors seeking stocks with lower market values per dollar of equity on the balance sheet.
NATR is trading at a significant discount to its peers.
Lower. Elevated earnings growth rates can lead to capital appreciation and justify higher price-to-earnings ratios.
However, NATR is expected to significantly trail its peers on the basis of its earnings growth rate.
|NATR 0.84||Peers 1.98||NATR -4.02||Peers -0.92|
Discount. In the absence of P/E and P/B multiples, the price-to-sales ratio can display the value investors are placing on each dollar of sales.
NATR is trading at a significant discount to its industry on this measurement.
Lower. A sales growth rate that trails the industry implies that a company is losing market share.
NATR significantly trails its peers on the basis of sales growth